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by kestasjk
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Codazen & FAIR 3rd party dev work
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Codazen & FAIR 3rd party dev work

Hi all, As you all know we’ve been working with some third parties on developing Artificial Intelligence which can play the game Diplomacy. AI researchers have been interested in Diplomacy as a benchmark for AI research because of the many challenges inherent to the game: multiplayer cooperation and...
by kestasjk
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Why does my iPhone say no internet connection when I have WiFi?
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Re: Why does my iPhone say no internet connection when I have WiFi?

samanthaashort33 wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:56 am
Why does my iPhone say no internet connection when I have WiFi?Why does my iPhone say no internet connection when I have WiFi?
Usually because you’re connected to a WiFi that doesn’t have internet access, like your local access point can’t connect
by kestasjk
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 713

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Damn I’m surprised to get so many people in general agreement .. here in Australia where conditions are ideal it’s quite rare to run into someone who thinks nuclear is a sensible option, everyone thinks 100% renewables. That’s encouraging
by kestasjk
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 22
Views: 713

Nuclear power: yes or no?

These days I think there's a pretty solid scientific consensus that nuclear power is one of the safest forms of power generation compared to the alternatives, and doesn't put out greenhouse gases. The big 3 nuclear accidents we all know; Chernobyl, 3 Mile Island, and Fukushima, but 3 Mile Island and...
by kestasjk
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Game not processing
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Game not processing

Thanks for reporting this; there was an issue with the caching system on startup. I've resolved it now and tested that everything comes back up reliably when the system is restarted
by kestasjk
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Waiting 1 hour before bot game starts
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Waiting 1 hour before bot game starts

Thanks for letting me know about this, after doing an update there is an issue with the memcached server, which was put in place to stop the locking issue. Will let you know when resolved
by kestasjk
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Old forum entries
Replies: 20
Views: 2249

Re: Old forum entries

Hi, thanks for the reminder I forgot that we had to clear the forum messages. I've restored the forum messages going back to post 1:
https://webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?viewthread=1#1

The old forum isn't searchable I'm afraid, I'll try to insert the old forum messages into phpBB
by kestasjk
Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hi...it's been a while
Replies: 15
Views: 1055

Re: Hi...it's been a while

I prefer to focus on karma / post count * (1 / userID) :P

.. edit: But I do accept your pity karma with gratitude MM ;p
by kestasjk
Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hi...it's been a while
Replies: 15
Views: 1055

Re: Hi...it's been a while

Old timer here. Joined in 2007 and my last real game was in 2011. I had taken a break and only recently had the urge to play again. Perusing the site, I see some familiar names. Lots of good changes to the site too I see...very nice. Anyway, just wanted to say hi. I'll be stalking the site a bit mo...
by kestasjk
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Cookies; accept or deny
Replies: 15
Views: 980

Re: Cookies; accept or deny

Also the GDPR aim/goal that users be able to erase their information is another thing that, like a lot of legislation, seems well intentioned but is full of problems in practice. Would you like games you participated in to be erased because a user wanted his information erased, and for there to be g...
by kestasjk
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Cookies; accept or deny
Replies: 15
Views: 980

Re: Cookies; accept or deny

I take all sorts of counter-measures to reduce my exposure to tracking and ads (cookies aren't the only way - need to screw up the fingerprinting too, if possible). Tor isn't a reasonable everyday driver. I even have a fake VPN (netguard) on my phone to try and block apps sending tracking info out....
by kestasjk
Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Cookies; accept or deny
Replies: 15
Views: 980

Re: Cookies; accept or deny

And I must say that while as a dev I find all this a bit vexing, as a user I often take the time to fine tune my preferences I must say, as a user and EU citizen, this law has negatively affected my experience hugely. Every little website which asks me for permission instead of simply looking at my...
by kestasjk
Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDiplomacy.net new server
Replies: 106
Views: 22812

Re: webDiplomacy.net new server

Alright .. I rather unwisely tried to change the forum around without thinking it through, it needs more thought and input so I've reverted that. If there are any problems with the forum let me know, but it should be the posts+users from after the change with forums from before the change. Have you...
by kestasjk
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDiplomacy.net new server
Replies: 106
Views: 22812

Re: webDiplomacy.net new server

Alright .. I rather unwisely tried to change the forum around without thinking it through, it needs more thought and input so I've reverted that. If there are any problems with the forum let me know, but it should be the posts+users from after the change with forums from before the change.
by kestasjk
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDiplomacy.net new server
Replies: 106
Views: 22812

Re: webDiplomacy.net new server

Hi, Is there an introduction thread? My name is Larkin. I live in New England and I'd like to play Diplomacy. I am gullible and easily manipulated. I expect that I would need some tutoring in online play so I would probably make a perfect puppet. Oh no! I'm having an anxiety attack... Larkin Shenan...
by kestasjk
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDiplomacy.net new server
Replies: 106
Views: 22812

Re: webDiplomacy.net new server

Whatever you just did seems to have solved it. Games now process when everyone has readied. Also, though it may be obvious from the lack of continuing complaints, the "sticking" problem where pages wouldn't load is a thing of the past. Thanks for keeping the site going. I'm new here, and it's great...
by kestasjk
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDiplomacy.net new server
Replies: 106
Views: 22812

Re: webDiplomacy.net new server

If the big technical issues are fixed, I have a couple suggestions. I saw these first two issues come up with people who never played Diplomacy before. https://webdiplomacy.net/intro.php should say there are Spring and Autumn phases each year, and ownership of supply centers is only calculated at e...
by kestasjk
Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Column 'ip' cannot be null
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Column 'ip' cannot be null

Hi,

This is related to IPv6 IPs I believe; either disable IPv6 clients or change wD_Sessions and wD_AccessLogs so the IP column can be null. Hopefully a new release will correct this soon.
by kestasjk
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy Dreamin'
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Re: Diplomacy Dreamin'

Diplomacy, bacon and casinos eh.. The dreams I remember seem to be mostly my mother forcing me to go back to high school to complete some unit I didn't finish and me doing anything to avoid it / postpone it. Weird business, I'd prefer casino-bacon :(
by kestasjk
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDiplomacy.net new server
Replies: 106
Views: 22812

Re: webDiplomacy.net new server

Afraid so :( I don't think they're very worthwhile myself, but what can you do :raging: